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"Hold up -- there are too many guys in there."
"I'll handle this."
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"The only problem I see here is that most of us plan to be out of here in three years."
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Mr. Larson's tendency to micromanage was getting on Brad's nerves.
Coping with ducks
"I sleep poorly anyway, so you might as well put me in high-risk investments."
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'Mind you, I'm not responsible for the entire pipeline ?' just the section that flows through my office.'
"All this namby pamby nonsense about stress...I've been stressed for YEARS and it's never done ME any harm... " "But you're only 25!"
"Didn't you used to manage our mutual fund?"
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'Nobody?! Well, since we're all stuck in traffic, we may as well do this by conference call.'
"Actually we were hoping you'd encourage a more conciliatory approach to conflict management."
'I'm worried that unless we implement rigid protocols to maximise client gratification within acceptable cost/benefit parameters to ensure enhanced margins then we're in danger of missing the point of what christmas is all about.'
"Our parent company wants us to be in bed by ten."
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'Before the system upgrade we were going nowhere. Now we're going nowhere fast.'
"Seth, here, is one of the best young creative compromisers in the business."
'And I'll keep raising the bar until someone comes up with a better business metaphor.'
"Well your client feedback is very positive, 90% judged you excellent,5% exceptionally good and the remaining 5% want to have your children."
"The company lacks leadership, we need to think about the possibility of setting up a policy group to look at the option of a sub-committee to prepare a discussion paper on the problem."
Work life balance - "Tonight we're going to read about how Spiderman got the firms quarterly VAT returns in on time."
Surely there's an easier way of moving files?'
'Have you tried enjoying the aches and pains?'
"We can't call it restructuring,we did that in '99 and '2002..." "And we used 'reorganisation' in 2000 and 2003." "What about 'strategic reorientation' We haven't done that since 2004."
"That's Karl, before he was purchased by the Chinese."
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